Velasco Castle

Valle de Mena, Spain

Velasco castle was built at the end of 14th century and mid-15th century. Due to its complexity, dimensions and conservation, it is the most important castle of Mena and one of the most interesting in the province of Burgos. The first documents of the tower dates back to 1397 when it fell, after sharing the heritage of Pedro Gomez de Porras, on Maria Alonso de Porras, married to Diego Sanchez de Velasco.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Txema (13 months ago)
Seen from the outside it is a very well maintained tower. I think it's from the 15th century. If you go through the area, it is worth taking a walk around the area, seeing the green landscape and mountains.
Alvaro Ruiz (2 years ago)
It was closed and didn't say anything about visiting hours, I doubt it can be visited.
Yara con60kgmenos (con60kgmenos) (2 years ago)
It was closed, and more than a castle it is a tower. Of course, it fits very well in the surroundings of Las Merindades, where each little town has something very nice to contribute!
Carlos Hernanz (2 years ago)
Privately owned, it cannot be visited. But the views make it worth adding a visit to any tour of the Mena Valley.
Facundo Tamborini Cabral (2 years ago)
The place is striking, but the fact that it is private property makes it impossible to properly appreciate it. Still, it is worth visiting if you are in the area, but not going expressly to see it.
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